March 16 - April 14, 2013

Opening Reception on Saturday, March 16th, 2013, 7-10PM

Actual Size Los Angeles, 741 New High St, Los Angeles, California 90012

Actual Size Los Angeles is pleased to present Waxing the Bud, an exhibition organized by Erich Bollmann that features work by Deanna Erdmann, Esmeralda Montes, Orlando Tirado, and Paul Waddell. Through a selection of works that presage an idyllic land both fictive and ordinary; Waxing the Bud channels a pastoral rhythm that is routine for Los Angeles, where paradisaical profusions bloom in stark contrast to the built environment. Wantonly reeking of copulation, the exhibition evokes the flower’s stamen and pistil, as well as the reproductive features of the human body. The artists use disparate strategies to reveal the shape of splendor; reframing sex, ourselves, and nature in their act.

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Gallery Hours: Saturdays 12:00-5:00pm, and by appointment.

Deanna Erdmann is an artist living and working in Los Angeles. She received her MFA (2008) from University of California, San Diego, where she was a Russel Grant recipient, and her BA (2002) from UC Irvine. Her work has been included in exhibitions and screenings at the Hammer Museum, Luis De Jesus, Patrick Painter, REDCAT, Angels Gate Cultural Center, LACE, Kavi Gupta Berlin, Sundown Salon, Lui Velasquez, Honor Fraser, compactspace and The New Children’s Museum San Diego. In 2012, she received the Center for Cultural Innovation Artist Resource Completion Grant. Upcoming her work will be included at Images Festival, Toronto Canada and Move In at Honor Fraser Gallery in Los Angeles.

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Still image is courtesy of Artist Deanna Erdmann.